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Teaching Schools

As a professor or instructor of teaching classes at one of the 2,092 accredited teaching schools in the country, you play a central role in shaping the education, and, in effect, the future of this growing field. Below are charts, statistics and analysis of the trends in teaching academia which includes teaching training at the following levels:

  • Teaching Certificate
  • Associates degree in Teaching
  • Bachelors degree in Teaching
  • Masters degree in Teaching
  • PhD degree in Teaching


Professional Trends

National Employment growth for Teaching professionals

4,072,220 4,107,070 4,134,760 4,136,570 3,836,560
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Dark Yellow: Actual Values

In the year 2010, there were 3,836,560 teaching professionals working in the US. The number of teaching professionals has shrunk by 6% between 2006 and 2010.

This decline is faster than the growth for all careers during the same time period. There was a 1% decline for all careers.

National Salary percentiles for Teaching professionals

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Nationally, the median yearly salary earned by teaching professionals was $62,674 in 2010. The median yearly salary for teaching professionals in the US was 2% more than that for all professions, which was $68,155 per year.

National Median Salary Growth For Teaching

$54,865 $56,706 $58,999 $60,812 $62,674
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Salaries

Between the years 2006 and 2010, salaries for teaching professionals have grown by 14%.

Educational Trends

National Teaching Student enrollment growth by degree

10,351 9,746 9,914 10,870 12,064
92,842 90,818 88,744 87,942 88,124
889 944 941 851 1,038
58,637 58,542 57,510 58,145 64,720
10,352 10,568 10,451 12,692 15,195
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Associate's Degree in Teaching
  • Blue: Bachelor's Degree in Teaching
  • Red: Doctorates Degree in Teaching
  • Light blue: Master's Degree in Teaching
  • Grey: Certificate in Teaching

We are seeing a rapid change in the career outlook for teaching professionals. However, the story on the educational front is quite different. In the US, 173,071 students graduated from teaching degree programs in 2006. And in 2010, 181,141 students graduated from teaching schools.

This represents a 5% change in 4 years. The growth nationally for students graduating from institutions of higher learning in general has been 12% from 2006 to 2010. Thus, the growth in the number of students graduating from teaching courses is less than the change in the number of students graduating in all disciplines in the US.

Teaching Programs offered Nationwide


The number of schools offering teaching programs has decreased.

Teaching Faculty Salaries

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